BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury returned a two count indictment charging Eli Clark, 25, of Buffalo, NY, with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and maintaining a drug-involved premises. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment and a previously filed complaint, during the early hours of October 21, 2016, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s house on Crowley Avenue in Buffalo. Police recovered approximately 250 grams of crack cocaine inside Clark’s kitchen.
Clark was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. and is detained pending further proceedings on March 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.